The Washed Ashore Project builds large art sculptures of sea life made from plastic marine debris. Our unique art pieces are part of a traveling exhibition which includes educational signage and programs that encourage reducing, refusing, reusing and recycling.
The mission of this non-profit community project is to educate and create awareness about marine debris and plastic pollution through art.
Washed Ashore is sponsored by The Artula Institute for Arts & Environmental Education whose mission is to provide opportunities to express and teach environmental issues through the arts.
Community members are working together to clean-up our beaches and process the debris into art supplies to construct giant sculptures of the marine creatures most affected by plastic pollution. This has resulted in thousands of pounds of debris cleaned up from Oregon beaches and an educational touring art exhibit to showcase the sculptures.
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Some of the exciting sculptures featured are a walk-through oceanic gyre replica, a styrofoam coral reef, Henry the fish, a plastic bottle jellyfish, a replica oil-spill, and a musical sea star! An interdisciplinary environmental arts curriculum and a feature-length documentary are in progress to accompany this work.
Lead Artist/Educator Angela Haseltine Pozzi orchestrates the construction of these towering, aesthetically striking sculptures of marine life with many volunteers.
The Washed Ashore Exhibit is now on display! See the exhibit schedule here.
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